Lakes of Bella Terra Welcomes Westlake Preparatory Lutheran Academy to The Neighborhood

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With the recent groundbreaking of Phase I of Westlake Preparatory Lutheran Academy, on schedule to open this year, Lakes of Bella Terra continues its transformation into West Houston's most dynamic and multi-faceted destination.

With the recent groundbreaking of Phase I of Westlake Preparatory Lutheran Academy, on schedule to open this year, Lakes of Bella Terra continues its transformation into West Houston's most dynamic and multi-faceted destination.

"Schools are such an important consideration for our homebuyers," said Lisa Clark, Vice President of Ryko Development, Inc., Houston's 2006 "Developer of the Year". "Having a private school of the caliber of Westlake Prep, right next-door and within walking distance of the homes, is a tremendous draw for Lakes of Bella Terra."

The first phase of Westlake Prep will consist of a 31,000 square foot elementary school that will serve students from pre-school through third grade. On schedule to open during the last week of August, the brand new facility will house classrooms, a state-of-the-art media center and library, gymnasium, administrative offices and more.

Situated on 50 acres within Lakes of Bella Terra, Westlake Prep is the newest school of the Lutheran Education Association of Houston, which has a long history of providing exemplary education in the Houston area.

"The Lutheran Education Association of Houston has been in operation since 1949," explained Glenn D. Gerber, Head of School, Westlake Preparatory Lutheran Academy. "It also operates Lutheran High North and Lutheran South Academy, which is the closest model for what Westlake Prep will become. Upon its completion, Westlake Prep will encompass an elementary school, middle school and high school, each of which will be fully licensed and accredited."

Students of Westlake Prep have a great deal to look forward to, including the very latest facilities, one computer for every student, full sports programs, extracurricular activities and dedicated teachers, many of whom have 20 years of experience or more. An especially exciting feature of Phase I is "Before And After School Care" from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

"We are thrilled with what the opening of Westlake Prep will mean to Lakes of Bella Terra," added Clark. "It adds another great layer to the overall experience, just like the opening of our multi-million dollar Recreation Center did. We're also excited about the new Walmart and Kohls, opening soon just down the street."

Lakes of Bella Terra is an exciting, dynamic place to live, shop, play, learn and grow, all in family-friendly, resort-setting just minutes from the Westpark Tollway.

Executive Homes are now selling at Lakes of Bella Terra from the $180's to the $600's. 10 models are now open. Executive Home builders include Newmark Homes, Darling Homes, David Weekley Homes, David Powers Homes, Fedrick Harris Estate Homes, Village Builders, Westport and Wilshire Homes.

Estate Custom Homes tucked into a gated, waterfront enclave within the community are now selling from the $700's to $2 million. Estate Custom Homes are true, one-of-a-kind creations by Masterpiece Custom Builders, Ronny Carroll Custom Homes and Westport.

Lakes of Bella Terra's multi-million dollar Recreation Center features a junior Olympic pool, water playground, tennis courts, volleyball courts, state-of-the-art exercise center and community gathering rooms.

For more information about Westlake Prep, visit westlakeprep.org. For more information about Lakes of Bella Terra, visit LakesofBellaTerra.com or call 281-342-9920.

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